Sirhan Hotel

Address: Irfan Bastug Cad., Van, Van, 65100, Turkey | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Irfan Bastug Cad., Van, is near Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli) and Old Van.
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Travel Blogs from Van


A travel blog entry by dave.coleman on Sep 23, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... made out through the dust and haze.

As we drop down into Dogubayazit we get our first sight of Mount Ararat in the distance. The summit is shrouded in cloud though we can just see the snow line.

The border with Iran is 20 or 30 kilometres away. You know you are getting near when the roadside signs are in Arabic as well as Turkish. It's a dead end run for us as we have no visas and ...

Finishing up in Turkey: Out East

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels on Aug 05, 2013

50 photos

... was not running from here. So being a man of stubborn pride at inopportune moments, I started walking towards the nearest town, which had regular minibuses to where I was staying, with the driver yelling after me trying to make a deal. I was able to hitchhike to the next town and pay the normal rate back to my town about (about $2.50) versus the $25+ the driver was trying to charge me. After this I made my way towards a town by Mt Ararat and ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels on May 19, 2013

1 comment, 39 photos

... br>
When I did wake for the second time, I found that my hotel was now a ghost town. It was not an attractive place but when you turned to the valley it was awe inspiring. It only compounded the misery of the night before’s debacle because it struck home the grandiose scenery that I had driven blindly through. The hotel, though no destination of choice, was staffed with wonderfully friendly people, who lounged around all day between periods of intense ...

Castles, castles, castles.

A travel blog entry by alexgrange on Aug 06, 2011

I'm lucky that the bus company I used started early at the main bus station. When I bought the ticket the agent made sure that I understood which bus station I should go to, but my taxi driver didn’t. I repeatedly pointed to the bus station name on my ticket, and I thought I had been quite vocal that I needed to go to the north bus station, but no, the taxi driver thought he knew best and took me to the main bus station. I didn’t realise I was at the wrong ...

Van: The Pearl of the East

A travel blog entry by bumihills on Jul 29, 2011

45 photos

... Delilah cutting off Samson's hair., as well as more mundane scenes of life at the ancient palace. The views from the church are stunning. Next we returned to the mainland for a visit to the nearby village for insights into Kurdish culture and a traditional lunch prepared by a family in their home.

Later that afternoon, we visited Cavustepe, a royal Urartian citadel consisting of temple buildings, a palace, sacrificial ...

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